Fifth General Census of Population and Housing: the pilot phase is about to be completed

9 July 2018
Enumerators in training at IHSI

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 7 July 2018 --- The Haitian Institute of Statistics and Informatics (IHSI), together with the technical support of UNFPA, is finalizing the pilot phase of the next general enumeration.

As explained by the chairman of the Census’ technical support and steering committee, Renand Dorélien, the pilot phase is intended to test all the elements of the implemented devices, such as the deployment strategy in the field, the questionnaires, the tablets, in order to make the necessary adjustments and to guarantee the quality of the fifth general census of the population and housing (RGPH) programmed for the first trimester of 2018.

The United Nations Population Fund supports IHSI at all stages of the process, from the design phase to the results dissemination, said the UNFPA Representative. « UNFPA provides technical assistance for the census, supports national capacity building, ensures coordination among partners and manages the funds allocated to the census », added Marielle Sander.

The most recent general census of population and housing (meeting international standards in force), the fourth in Haiti, dates back to 12 January 2003, while the first one took place on 31 August 1971.